Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Sandton, South Africa


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Carling Black Label Beer is a moderately stronger lager(5.5% alcohol by volume) brewed to yield a distinctive taste that is especially refreshing and rewarding.

Vaiz's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vaiz (4052) - Den Haag, - FEB 5, 2013
Straight from the bottle. Slightly above average pale lager, a bit more malty but also a bit grainy and corny. Sweetish, decent body but still nothing special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
climberbob (317) - Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Can into glass in Malawi. Golden w decent white head and moderate carbonation. Minimal aroma of hay. Initial taste has distinct corn flavor that turns into a bit of a lingering sweetness followed by very mild grassy hop notes and watery finish at the end. Slightly slick almost creamy mouthfeel but not particularly pleasant. Will not be going back to this one. Ingredients listed as water barley malt (gluten), maize extract and hops. 5.5%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FraekkeFyr87 (200) - - MAY 3, 2015
The aroma is full of hops and corn. The taste is full of hops and honey. Typical pilsner color. Not that impressing but I have grown a big fond of this beer since the first time I traveled to South Africa. I have become a decent drinker of this beer, drinking it on a daily basis on my 14 days long vacation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Pale yellow with small white head. Skunky corn with notes of old paper. Yuck.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2015
330ml bottles pour yellow gold & lacy with a mild malty grainy aroma the taste is lightly bitter crisp very sweet just another standard macro lager

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - MAR 17, 2015
From tap at Alba Easy Longe at Durban Airport 17.03.15. Pale and clear straw colour. Bright, white head. Not much aroma. Perhaps a hint of maize. Waterish taste, with hints of maize and artificial sweetener. Low bitterness. Just another bland eurolager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Big thanks Travlr, I had almost forgotten what bad pale lager tastes like. Pale gold. Huge eggy metallic aroma. Bitter metal. aye.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of skunk, corn, grain. Tastes of skunk. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
OK as far as black labels go. Not so deathly as the Quebec versions. Pale. A bottle thanks to Travlr.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle @ Travlr’s. light gold with a small head. Nose is noses super knackered. Loads of grain. Similar flavour. Pissy in all the wrong ways. Nasty. Vomit and paper. Not good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle at the Brony bottle share at Travlrs place. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Aroma of yeasty white bread. Flavors of rice and corn. Watery and nasty.

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